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					Wedding Crafts Ideas for Saving Money

Weddings are a joyous occasion but can get expensive in a hurry. With
wedding crafts you can insert a personal touch and hold the price down as
well. Here are a few ideas for wedding crafts to add sparkle and
creativity to your big day.

It is not that hard to create your own wedding veil. To make this
wedding craft, you will need a length of bridal illusion in the desired
length. You will also need a comb to attach it to your hair and a hat or
headpiece to cover the comb. Sew large running stitches about an inch
from the end of the illusion and gather it tightly. Now sew the veil to
the comb. Top with hat or headpiece.    As an alternative, you can
decorate a wide-brimmed straw hat with silk flowers, ribbon, and pearls.

The bouquets and floral arrangements can also be personally crafted. For
a simple outdoor wedding, consider wild flowers. They are free and have
a charm all their own. Bouquets can be arranged in large clear vases,
with a bow tied elegantly around.

Favors for the guests are particularly appropriate wedding crafts.
Refrigerator magnets are a simple and well-received favor. A really nice
idea is to make a magnetic picture frame and include a picture of the
couple. You could cut a frame out of craft foam in one of the wedding
colors, arrange over the photo, and glue all onto a cardboard backing.
Place self-adhesive magnet tape on the back of the cardboard. Decorate
the front of the frame with foil heart stickers and a monogram of the
couple's last name.

Bows for the ends of the pews or rows make simple wedding crafts. Wide
velvet ribbons are nice for fall and winter weddings, while satin is more
appropriate for spring and summer weddings. Loop some flat lace in with
the ribbons. In the center of the completed bow, attach some silk
flowers and pearl sprays with a hot glue gun.

Perhaps you'd like to try your hand at decorating your own cake. Check
the craft section of the department store for pans and gadgets of all
types to help you create a cake to remember. Do remember, though, that
it takes a steady hand. Be sure to practice before starting on the real
cake.

Preparing for a wedding can be expensive, but with wedding crafts, you
can take some of the sting out. Plan early, however, because it will
take a little while to make favors for everyone and all the other little
details you will want to take care of. Maybe creating wedding crafts
will even relieve some of those wedding jitters. In any event, crafting
your own wedding items is a way to have a personal, beautiful, and less
expensive wedding.

				
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Maggie Mills Maggie Mills Owner http://itmfinancial.org
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